Wisconsin Workers Compensation Related News

Wisconsin Law Journal Sets the Record Straight where Spiros’ Bill is Concerned

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In a series of previous posts, we discussed a new bill proposed by state representative John Spiros, in which dramatic changes are suggested to the Workers’ Comp system. We touched on the bill’s proposed change of employer directed care for injured employees, as well as reducing the statute of limitations … Continue reading

Professional Fee Schedules Yield Lower Prices Paid for Injured Workers

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A new study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute investigated prices paid for medical professional services for injured workers. The study found that prices were “lower and growing slower in states with price regulations in the form of fee schedules, as compared with states that do not have them in … Continue reading

Roofing Contractor in Wisconsin Ignores Safety Regulations for Workers

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A recent WorkersCompensation.com article reported a Wisconsin roofing contractor ignoring laws for the fourth time in three years. In Bloomer, Wisconsin, the contractor has ignored federal inspectors twice, and state inspectors twice, allowing employees to work at heights of up to 25 feet without fall protection equipment, the article said. … Continue reading

Will the Worker’s Comp System Change to Include Independent Contractors?

Will Worker’s Comp System Change to Include Independent Contractors?

Usually when we think of Worker’s Compensation, we think of all employees at various companies and corporations being protected by law if they are injured at work. After all, in Wisconsin, the law states that if employers have more than three full or part time employees, they are subject to … Continue reading

A New Wisconsin Bill could be Detrimental to Injured Workers: Part 2

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In a recent post, we discussed a new bill written by republican representatives Spiros, Knodl, and Senator Stroebel, to “address fraud and unfairness within the worker’s comp system.” We took a look at employer directed care, and how employees would be required to see only medical professionals that their employers … Continue reading

A New Wisconsin Bill could be Detrimental to Injured Workers

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A new bill was written recently to “address fraud and unfairness within the worker’s comp system” in Wisconsin. From the offices of republican Representatives Spiros, Knodl, and Senator Stroebel, the bill proposes pages of changes to the current system. The changes range from denying claims from other states, to reducing … Continue reading

Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

Though the law varies from state to state, in Wisconsin, there are two situations where a worker’s family is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits following the death of the worker.  If the worker dies as the result of work-related accident or occupational disease, or if the worker dies while … Continue reading

Analyzing Recent Changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act

Analyzing Recent Changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act

In 2008, Congress passed a landmark set of amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The new law went into effect January 1, 2009.  Under the old ADA, most people who tried to sue for employment discrimination on the basis of a disability were found not to be disabled … Continue reading

When Does Worker’s Compensation Law Apply?

When Does Worker’s Compensation Law Apply?

Wisconsin law requires worker’s compensation benefits to be paid “Where, at the time of injury, the employee is performing service growing out of and incidental to his or her employment.”  Many claims are easy: an employee is injured, on the job site, usually by a simple slip and fall or … Continue reading